5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2015 3:42 PM by A.T. Romano

    Video shifting

    snagswolf Level 1

      It seems like the video is shifting all over. If I cut it at a certain point, it will playback correctly. But if I play it again, the cut point seems to shift to a different spot. Also, if I block a section and slow it down, next time I play it the part that's slowed down is in a different spot. It's pretty much useless to me like this.

        • 1. Re: Video shifting
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          What version of Premiere Elements on what computer operating system?


          What are the properties of the source video (including brand/model/settings of the camera that recorded the video)?

          What project preset is set to match those source media properties?


          What are you using as the cutting Tool? What are you using for slow motion - Time Remapping or something else?

          After you have made your edits, do your Timeline render the Timeline content that you just edited?


          Please consider and supply more information.


          Thank you.




          Add On....please give some information on your computer resources.

          • 2. Re: Video shifting
            snagswolf Level 1

            Using Premiere Elements 14 on Windows 7.


            Imported video properties:

            Type: AVIMovie

            File Size: 417.4 MB

            Image Size: 1280 x 720

            Frame Rate: 30.00

            Source Audio Format: 22050 Hz - 16 bit - Mono

            Project Audio Format: 22060 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Mono

            Total Duration: 00:02:22:26

            Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0

            The camera is on a Syma 8XC quadcopter, and it's listed as a 2MP HD



            After reading another thread, I played around with the project settings, and decided this one was the closest match:  HDV 720p 30

            But it's still not working.


            Using the little scissors icon on the vertical red line as the cutting tool. For slow motion, I'm selecting the clip segment and then using Clip->Time Stretch.


            Tried rendering, but it doesn't seem to help.



            • 3. Re: Video shifting
              A.T. Romano Level 7



              We need to know what kind of .avi file this device is recording. AVI is just a file extension (wrapper format) for the video and audio compressions. The video and audio compressions can be different .avi to .avi under the .avi wrapper. And, some do not fare well in Premiere Elements. Please find out what type of .avi you have.

              GSpot readout  GSpot Codec Information Appliance


              MediaInfo readout (Tree View)  http://sourceforge.net/projects/mediainfo/


              Worse case is probably Xvid.avi,


              MediaInfo can serve two purposes - tell us the video and audio compressions. And, it can tell us whether or not this device is recording with a variable frame rate instead of a constant one. If you find 3 frames rates listed for the file in MediaInfo video readout that = variable frame rate with which Premiere Elements has problems. Typical solution is to obtain the H.264.mp4 with the variable frame rate into HandBrake to obtain the H.264.mp4 with constant frame rate which you take into Premiere Elements project.



              Let us rule in or out these basic issues, and then we can get more specific with what is going on in the workspace with Time Stretch and the rest.


              Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


              Thank you.




              Add On....from what I can determine this is a 1280 x 720 @ 30 progressive frames per second from your description...I might suggest a different project preset moving forward. But, for now I want to see the details mentioned above. Is there an orange line over your Timeline video content when you first drag that content to the Timeline?

              • 4. Re: Video shifting
                snagswolf Level 1

                Here's the info from MediaInfo:


                Format                                   : AVI
                Format/Info                              : Audio Video Interleave
                File size                                : 417 MiB
                Duration                                 : 2mn 22s
                Overall bit rate                         : 24.5 Mbps
                Director                                 : Generplus
                Original source form/Distributed by      : Generplus
                Recorded date                            : 2010-06-29
                Copyright                                : Generplus

                ID                                       : 0
                Format                                   : JPEG
                Codec ID                                 : MJPG
                Duration                                 : 2mn 22s
                Bit rate                                 : 24.1 Mbps
                Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
                Height                                   : 720 pixels
                Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
                Frame rate                               : 30.000 fps
                Color space                              : YUV
                Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:2
                Bit depth                                : 8 bits
                Compression mode                         : Lossy
                Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.873
                Stream size                              : 411 MiB (99%)

                ID                                       : 1
                Format                                   : PCM
                Format settings, Endianness              : Little
                Format settings, Sign                    : Signed
                Codec ID                                 : 1
                Duration                                 : 2mn 22s
                Bit rate mode                            : Constant
                Bit rate                                 : 352.8 Kbps
                Channel(s)                               : 1 channel
                Sampling rate                            : 22.05 KHz
                Bit depth                                : 16 bits
                Stream size                              : 6.01 MiB (1%)
                Alignment                                : Aligned on interleaves
                Interleave, duration                     : 348 ms (10.45 video frames)


                Tried the Handbrake thing - loading the file and saving it as an MP4 with a fixed frame rate, and that seemed to fix the problem. I'll do some more checking and come back tomorrow to let you know.



                • 5. Re: Video shifting
                  A.T. Romano Level 7



                  Thanks for the very important troubleshooting information.


                  What you have is MotionJPEG.avi 1280 x 720 @ 30 progressive frames per second video. The audio is PCM mono.

                  Premiere Elements has its problems with MotionJPEG.avi but usually just trying to get it imported.


                  If you do decide you want to go with the HandBrake version H.264.mp4 1280 x 720 @ 30 progressive frames per second, I would suggest the following Premiere Elements 14 project setting (set manually to make sure that we have the project preset that we want to confirm the workflow details).



                  Flip Mino HD and Ultra HD 30p

                  To set the project preset manually use the following scheme

                  • Open the project to the Expert workspace, and go to File Menu/New Project and Change Settings.
                  • In Change Settings, set the project preset as indicated above. OK out of there.
                  • In the New Project dialog that opens, rename the project and make sure to have a check mark next to "Force Selected Project Setting on This Project". OK out of there.
                  • Back in the Expert workspace, import your source media using Add Media/ choice.


                  If we have the correct project preset, then the file should arrive on the Expert workspace Timeline with no colored line over its content.


                  We will be watching for your results. I am not sure of my schedule tomorrow. I will get back to your thread as soon as I can tomorrow.


                  Thanks for the follow up.